This article is from the archives of the UB Reporter.


Published: May 19, 2005

Janet Penksa, associate vice president for government affairs, received the Executive Award at the YWCA's 27th annual Leader Luncheon.

Arthur Page, assistant vice president for news services and periodicals, Division of External Affairs, has been named to the Commission on Communications and Marketing of the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) by the international organization's board of trustees. Page was selected from more than 170 nominees for appointment to one of CASE's three commissions. The Commission on Communications and Marketing advises CASE on changes in the advancement profession and assists it in being responsive to the needs of its membership.

Anne Meyer, research associate professor of oral diagnostic sciences, School of Dental Medicine, and director and principal research scientist, Industry/University Center for Biosurfaces, has been elected vice chair of AIMBE (American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering) Council of Societies. AIMBE participates in the formulation of public policy as it pertains to research in and applications of medical and biological engineering. Meyer is one of only two current UB faculty members who have been elected to AIMBE's College of Fellows. The college is restricted to a membership representing only the top 2 percent of medical and biological engineers in the U.S.

Margaret H. McAloon, professor of clinical medicine, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, received the Bonny Butler Humanitarian Award from Vive La Casa at the organization's recognition dinner held on May 12. McAloon and her late husband, C. Penn Wettlaufer, began the first volunteer medical center at the refugee center.

Three faculty members in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, recently gave invited talks. Stuart C. Shapiro, professor, and director, Center for Cognitive Science, spoke on "A Logic of Arbitrary and Indefinite Objects" at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI). Sheng Zhong, assistant professor, discussed "Privacy-Enhancing k-anonymization of Customer Data" at the Center for Education and Research in Information Assurance and Security (CERIAS) at Purdue University. William J. Rapaport, associate professor, also spoke at RPI. His talk, "In Defense of Contextual Vocabulary Acquisition: How to Do Things with Words in Context," was a presentation of his joint work with Michael W. Kibby, professor, Department of Learning and Instruction, Graduate School of Education.